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Oxford Union

On Thursday I debated in the Oxford Union, opposing the motion “that Capitalism has failed the poor.”  On the contrary, I said, it was the best thing that had ever happened to the poor, having lifted billions out of subsistence, starvation, poverty and disease.  Capitalism has created the wealth that gives so many opportunities to the modern world.  We didn’t manage to defeat the motion, but we came close!  There were great receptions before and afterwards, and a pre-debate dinner with the speakers and the Union officers.  All in all, it was quite a fun evening.

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